Elected: 2006
Re-Election: 2018
In Office: Yes
Jon Tester  -  (D) United States
US Senator - Montana US Senate
Fed Capitol
120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2604
  • Phone: (202) 224-2644
  • Fax: (202) 224-8594
Fed District
2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101-1954
  • Phone: (406) 252-0550
  • Fax: (406) 252-7768
Bill Bill Name Summary
S17 GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to obtain federal agency records required to discharge the GAO's duties (including audit, evaluation, and investigative d...
S23 Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017 Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act of 2017
SRes6 A resolution objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 233... A resolution objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and to all efforts that undermine direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians for a secure and peaceful settlement.
S29 Fair RETIRE Act Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Ea... Fair RETIRE Act Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned Act of 2017
S39 A bill to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Ch... A bill to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes.
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
HR72 On Passage of the Bill H.R. 72 1/17/2017 Yea
S84 On Passage of the Bill S. 84 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Hatch Amdt. No. 180) 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Brown Amdt. No. 86) 1/12/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Gillibrand Amdt. No. 82) 1/12/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Fischer Amdt. No. 184) 1/12/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Alexander Amdt. No. 174) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Manchin Amdt. No. 64) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Wyden Amdt. No. 188) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Barrasso Amdt. No. 181) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Menendez Amdt. No. 83) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Flake Amdt. No. 176) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Nelson Amdt. No. 13) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Hatch Amdt. No. 179) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Casey Amdt. No. 61) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Barrasso Amdt. No. 173) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Heller Amdt. No. 167) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the C.B.A. Re: Tester Amdt. No. 104) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 178 to S.Con.Res. 3 (No short title on file) 1/11/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the CBA Re: Baldwin Amdt. No. 81) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: King Amdt. No. 60) 1/11/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive the CBA Re: Sanders Amdt. No. 19) 1/10/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Budgetary Discipline Re: Flake Amdt. No. 52) 1/10/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive CBA Re: Germaneness Re: Hirono Amdt. No. 20) 1/9/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1 to S.Con.Res. 3 (No short title on file) 1/9/2017 Nay
SCRes3 On the Motion (Motion to Waive Section 305(b)(2) of the C.B.A. re: Kaine Amdt. No. 8) 1/5/2017 Yea
SCRes3 On the Motion to Proceed S.Con.Res. 3 1/4/2017 Nay
HR72 On Passage of the Bill H.R. 72 1/1/1900 Yea
S84 On Passage of the Bill S. 84 1/1/1900 Nay
SCRes3 On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 3 1/1/1900 Nay
Role Committee
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member Senate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Detail Co-Chair Senate Community Pharmacy Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Detail Federal Caucus Member Missouri River Working Group
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Veterans Affairs Backlog Working Group
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Community Health Center Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Appropriations
Detail Federal Caucus Member Moderate Democrats Working Group
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Aerospace Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Reserve Components Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Rural Education Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
Detail Federal Caucus Member Air Force Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Community College Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Friends of Scotland Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Taiwan Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate General Aviation Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Military Family Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Impact Aid Coalition
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate National Service Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Rural Health Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Small Brewers Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate National Guard Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Recycling Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
Detail Federal Caucus Member International Conservation Caucus (ICC)
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional TRIO Caucus
Name Title Role Description Location Address
Jesse Anderson Agriculture Liaison Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Aaron Murphy Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Marnee Banks Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Trecia McEvoy Director of Scheduling Scheduler Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Rikki Henderson Executive Assistant; Field Representative Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Duncan McKinley Fellow Fellow / Detailee Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Vicky Stephens Field Representative Field Rep District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Patrick Stranix Legislative Analyst Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Kellin Clark Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Genny Beltrone Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Lindsay Erickson Legislative Counsel Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Dylan Laslovich Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Jennifer Madgic Regional Director Regional Director District Office 5 1 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT. 59715-6248
Jamie Lynch Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Bruce Knutson State Veterans Liaison Special Assistant / Special Projects District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Susan Cierlitsky Administrative Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Les Bernys Air Force Fellow Fellow / Detailee Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Alex Rugoff Executive Assistant Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Robyn Madison Field Representative Field Rep District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Justin Folsom Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Cassie Byerly Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Luke Jackson Montana Press Secretary Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Penny Zimmerman Regional Director Regional Director District Office 8 122 West Towne
Glendive, MT. 59330
Jeanne Forrester Scheduler Scheduler District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Shannon Young Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Laura Peterson Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Sara Thane Field Representative Field Rep District Office 5 1 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT. 59715-6248
Hannah VanHoose Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Henry Ring Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Dave Kuntz Press Secretary Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Rachel Court Regional Director Regional Director District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Erik Nylund Field Representative Field Rep District Office 6 125 West Granite
Butte, MT. 59701-9215
Stuart Varvel Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Deborah Frandsen Regional Director; State Grants Coordinator Regional Director District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Dayna Swanson State Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Eddie Zimpel Field Representative Field Rep District Office 6 125 West Granite
Butte, MT. 59701-9215
Cheryl Ulmer Regional Director Regional Director District Office 4 119 First Avenue North
Great Falls, MT. 59401
Smith Works Field Representative Field Rep District Office 7 8 Third Street East
Kalispell, MT. 59901
Chad Campbell Regional Director Regional Director District Office 7 122 West Towne
Glendive, MT. 59330
Senator Jon Tester is third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability.
Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy, Mont. that was homesteaded by Jon's grandparents in 1912. Jon's parents believed public education and family agriculture are the cornerstones of democracy-and those values had a tremendous role in shaping Jon's leadership.
After earning a degree in music from the College of Great Falls, Jon took over the Tester farm in 1978. He also taught music at F.E. Miley Elementary and eventually was elected to the Big Sandy School Board. Fired up by the Montana Legislature's decision to deregulate Montana's power industry (resulting in higher power costs), Jon ran for and was elected to the Montana Senate in 1998.
In 2005, Jon's colleagues chose him to serve as Montana Senate President. The people of Montana elected Jon to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and again in 2012.
Jon believes in holding himself accountable to the highest standards possible, and he has improved transparency at all levels of government. In fact, Jon was the first senator to post his daily public schedule online.
In the U.S. Senate, Jon is an outspoken voice for rural America. He is an advocate for small businesses who has hosted numerous Small Business Opportunity Workshops across Montana to serve thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs. He is a champion of responsible energy development, sportsmen's issues, clean air and water, Indian nations, women's access to care, and quality health care for all of America's veterans-no matter where they live.
In the Senate, Jon serves on the Veterans' Affairs, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Banking and Appropriations Committees.
In addition to farming and teaching, Jon and Sharla for years ran a custom butcher shop. Jon still butchers his own meat and regularly hauls it to Washington with him in a carry-on suitcase.
That's because Jon Tester has deep roots in Montana. He always will.